Solar Lanterns, Solar Flashlights, Rechargeables, Even Crank or Dynamo

Solar lanterns offer lots of benefits over traditional ones that use candles, electricity, kerosene or even batteries.  Ditto with solar flashlights, and most of the ones we carry can hold a up to 80% of their solar charge for several months, great for keeping them in your car for emergencies.

Here’s the most recent video on our YouTube channel. Check it out…(and yes, the San Rafael Mission II style solar lanterns are back.) And, there’s a lot to choose from. That’s why we posting our latest video that focuses on these great gadgets. .Some are pretty and really “decorative” lighting, others are highly functional with special features like bendable handles so you can hook them up and keep your hands free, or really do provide light strong enough to use camping or dining (indoors or out). Continue reading

Go Green this Holiday Season with Solar Gifts!

Go Green this Holiday Season with Solar Gifts!

Go Green with this Holiday Season with Great Solar Gifts!

Silver, gold, red and green are traditional colors for the winter holidays.  This year, why not Go Green with a solar gift?

There are a lot of solar items to choose from these days, from the strictly practical to the purely fun. From solar toys to flashlights and battery chargers, you can put a smile on even the most “hard to shop for” people this year.

Not only are there more solar items to choose from than in the past, the quality of many items has dramatically increased as solar technology continues to improve.

Remember that with solar products, you often get what you pay for.  If you see two products that seem virtually identical expect for a large price difference, look closer at the product description.

It’s said that the “Devil’s in the Details,” and the more costly product most likely uses superior solar technology, meaning your gift will probably work better and last longer if you choose the higher price options.

And, if you are doing online price comparisons, look carefully at whether shipping is included or extra, as that can often add 10 or 15 dollars (sometimes more) to your total cost.  Here are some things that we will be giving this holiday season.  Continue reading